Engage Your Kids At Home: Creative and Fun Activities During the Pandemic
As you spend more time at home due to the pandemic, you should make the most out of it by doing creative and fun activities with your family, especially with your kids.
It is very easy to get consumed in everything that’s happening around you. Sometimes, you tend to look at the sad part of life than making good memories with your loved ones.
But, this should never be the case, now that you have more time to make every effort to enjoy your moments with them while staying safe in the comfort of your homes.
This is a great time to enjoy and think of fun and creative activities, which kids and the whole family can benefit too.
From learning arts and crafts to staying fit and even teaching life skills, there are a bunch of creative ideas to keep everyone entertained during the lockdown.
Here are some ideas/activities to help everyone be sane during the pandemic:
Create a Schedule
A daily routine and rhythm is the key. Having a schedule to follow is a great help in dealing with the lockdown. Creating a daily routine can be an effective way to address anxiety.
Set a schedule for waking up, eating, and doing activities. Through this, both you and the children will somehow have a sense of normalcy. Also, it will help maintain discipline.
Give a Baking/Cooking Class
Most kids love cake, and they’re sure to be the most delighted to do it, especially to add their choice of toppings and designs. There are a lot of recipes for simple cakes and cookies online. It doesn’t matter how simple it is, as long as the children have fun as they learn new skills.
Do Some Arts and Crafts
Doing arts and crafts with your kids, besides bonding together, will help to awaken the creativity in them. Hence, easy, simple craft projects will help your kids develop their artistic talents and sharpen their minds.
Encourage Pretend Play
Allow children to be as adventurous and imaginative as they can be.
Children grow up very quickly, and before you know it, they’re going to feel too old for imaginary games. Make the most of this time to play a little fantasy.
After all, it is no secret that Pretend Play forms an essential part of a child’s development. Children learn by observing, imagining, and doing.
Run out of things to do? A bit more screen time can be allowed as long as it is used for learning.
There are loads of fun digital learning platforms, which are very helpful as supplementary learning tools.
First of all, learning space should be created. A small desk/table will do. This space is for learning only, a place for concentration.
Here are some websites that offer digital learning games:
Free children’s eBooks for your kids, including Oxford Reading Tree adventures with Biff, Chip, and Kipper.
It has lots of educational and engaging activities to help children learn to read, and love to read. Developed for children aged 3–11.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
Available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.
This is an animated educational site for kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.
It offers expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free. Khan Academy focuses on math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
It is an educational site with free access to science, math, computer, language arts, and life skills lessons. Topics can be freely explored and lessons are sorted by grade level.
As per doctors’ advice, it is important to practice self-care during a lockdown. One way to do this is by staying fit. In doing so, you can involve the kids too.
Exercises help kids release their energy, and at the same time, you can get our workout done. Most importantly, it is also a good way to bond together.
12 thoughts on “Engage Your Kids At Home: Creative and Fun Activities During the Pandemic”
These are great tips and I believe we should follow them even after the pandemic to keep our bonds strong with children…!!..
Yes, I agree. Thanks!
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Very useful article for us parents. Engaging them is a really difficult job and you have given great ideas which will keep them engaged
Lots of amazing activities that can engage kids, well written 👍
Realy very helpful article